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Athens News Matters: Recent Survey Shows Record Number of Bald Eagle Nests in Georgia

An American bald eagle flies over Mill Pond in Centerport, N.Y., in 2018. The bald eagle is one of the birds protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.
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Georgia’s most recent statewide survey of bald eagle nests – the first in five years – shows a record number of nests in the state, but not all the news is good for these regal raptors.

Martin Matheny is WUGA's Program Director and a host and producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters.' He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on WUGA and GPB Classical. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.